For Media

For Media

This section of CUPE BC’s website is intended for the media’s use. For CUPE local representatives who require communications assistance, please contact your servicing representative.

Media contact information

During business hours, media representatives can reach the Communications department by calling the Regional office at 604.291.1940 and asking to speak with a Communications representative.

Depending on the kind of story you’re working on, you’ll want to speak with one rep in particular:

Steven Beasley:   For interviews with CUPE BC president Karen Ranalletta or CUPE BC Secretary – Treasurer Trevor Davies, questions about the CUPE BC website, CUPE BC’s annual convention, or for stories about CUPE BC campaigns, as well CUPE BC Committees.

Cell: 778.903.7394
Email:  sbeasley@cupe.ca
Twitter: @CUPEBC

Greg Taylor: For information or interviews on Education issues affecting the K-12, Colleges and Universities sectors, as well as for stories about Young Workers or women’s issues.

Phone: 604.842.7444
Email: gtaylor@cupe.ca

Nathan Allen:  For information or interviews on Municipal issues, or for stories on Libraries, the SPCA, privatization, occupational health and safety, the environment and pay equity.

Cell: 6604.338.2967
Email: nallen@cupe.ca

Dan Gawthrop: For questions about Local 873 Ambulance Paramedics, Community Social Services, Childcare, Local 1767 BC Assessment Authority, Local 1816 Pacific Blue Cross, the Community Heath sector, CUPE BC’s Public Employee magazine, as well as stories about transportation, CUPE certified airlines, and the United Way, plus International Solidarity and Equality issues.

Phone: 604.999.6132
Email: dgawthrop@cupe.ca

If you’re on a deadline, please let our switchboard know and they’ll have the person you want paged.

Local contacts

Need a local angle on a province-wide story? Looking for a local contact in the municipal, education or other sectors? We’ll do our best to help you find the sources you need.